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The skewed distribution of Wealth

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The household wealth varies greatly across the Global financial spectrum depending on where you live, access to financial services & markets literacy. People living in developed countries with mature financial systems & easy access...
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Bitcoin supercharges the current bull run in Cryptos

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If April showed the light at the end of the tunnel for the prolonged downturn in Cryptocurrencies, May has propelled the digital currencies to new highs with the vertical ascend in Bitcoin that we...
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Will the Cryptocurrency Industry be Dead or Alive? 

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“Till the end of 2020, what do you think are the futures of the token market?” In early September, we had a debate within X-Order about the future of the token market. Interestingly, our views...
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It’s Time To Think About Scalability

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88% of small business owners say they hope to increase their revenue in the next year- but many aren't sure exactly how to make that happen. For businesses with fewer than ten employees, scalability...
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How the Financial Markets fared in 2018 & looking ahead to 2019

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As we step into the first full week of Financial markets in the New year - the momentum for now seems to be in the same direction where it left off in 2018. Before...
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What is SaaS & why do the Tech investors love this model

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Investors love to put their money in reputable businesses which have a sustainable model of business in the long run with a history of being profitable. SaaS (Software as a Service) model certainly falls...
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Infographics Digest Vol. 10 – Financial Advice for the Millennials

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What’s Striking About The Lightning Network?

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“You can think of the Bitcoin blockchain like a road, and a lot of cars want to get on the road. Right now, there’s a lot of traffic.” Elizabeth Stark, CEO and co-founder of...
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The Ponzi Scheme 101: A Ponzi’s Life Cycle and Ways to Survive, Part 1

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We construct the model of a simple Ponzi scheme, deduce how long the scheme will last and when a rational promoter will skip town.  Basically, most of the dead P2P platforms or asset management products we...
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Game changers in Financial markets this week

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Let's start off with reviewing the financial markets briefly before discussing the bigger & more meaningful moves. Cryptos which have had a meaningful rebound recently slipped a little bit this week but generally held...
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A Global Channel for Digital Securities

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Tokenized securities were a disaster in 2018. Investors didn’t want them, regulators didn’t like them, and issuers used them to offer scammy small-caps. All of those things need to change before we can use...
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Startups and Investors Seek the Right Fit

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Raising capital in developing markets can be difficult, but what must entrepreneurs know and do to increase deal flow and improve scalability and growth for pre- and post-revenue companies? John Armah has experience with the subject...
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Startup101: How Do I Divide Equity Among My Cofounders And Employees?

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So you have just spent six months building a prototype with an early team, punting the question on how to divide the company. Now you are looking to raise external capital essentially forcing you...
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Cryptos bounce maybe short lived but Stocks buoyant on trade deal expectation

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When the fortunes turn for an asset on a financial market, even good news become bad news & that's what has been happening to the Cryptocurrencies lately. More on that later but they did...
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Cryptos roar back to life after months of lull & mundane trading

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The last 24 hours or so have seen the Cryptocurrencies come alive, trading in a much wider range than we gotten used to seeing in recent months. If anything, the sustained gains today in...
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Healthy Brands Grow from Positioning

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Brand positioning is one of Phemelo Segoe‘s passions. She is an entrepreneur, wellness coach and founder of MillTribe, which is short for Millennial Tribe. The company specializes in brand development and corporate identity. Chatting with...
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FOMC’s interest rate hike fuels the Greenback rally even further

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Most of the market segments had anticipated a rate at hike at today's concluded FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting. However, the pundits were also of the unanimous view that it would be a...
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Spotting The Wolf From The Sheep

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If you have been in any industry long enough, one thing becomes clear. There are three main types of people in this world, the ones who are smart and resilient, the ones who are...
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How Big Data is Disrupting the Financial Industry

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The financial industry is experiencing a technological transformation like it has not seen since the emergence of the Internet. Mobile banking and payments, instant peer-to-peer money transfers via SMS, online peer-to-peer lending, robo-advice, AI-driven...
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The Re-escalation of Trade war & its implications

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The U.S stocks managed to close up last Friday after overcoming a deficit of more than 350 points with the Dow Jones rising 114.01 points, or 0.4%, to end at 25,942.37. This claw back...